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Hot Yoga in Barcelona

Written by Diana
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Imagine yourself practicing yoga postures and breathing exercises under a temperature of 40.ºC and 40% humidity. Tough? Scary? Not if you enjoy the calm and relaxation of yoga combined with the pleasure of pushing yourself to the limit. Using the already existent Hatha Yoga style, Hot yoga was designed by Bikram Choudhury in the 70s to replicate the climate of India (the country where yoga was born), increasing the potential benefits of this activity. The heat helps to relax the muscles and boosts the ability of your body to release toxins through sweating. Hot yoga is perfect to improve your flexibility, reduce injuries and to purify your body. It is also beneficial to burn fat and, because it is practiced under extreme conditions, it improves your concentration and mental control.

Are you ready to try it? Keep reading and find the best places to practice hot yoga in Barcelona.

Related article: Types of yoga and where to try them

Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga is without any doubt the original hot yoga. Here you will find the know-how that Bikram Choudhury shared with the world when he created this style. Bikram Yoga has two studios in Barcelona: one in Pau Claris and another in Sarría-Sant Gervasi. Both have a very modern and clean architecture with zen ambiance. They offer classes for every age and every physical shape.

Where: Carrer Caravel·la la Niña, 18 and Carrer de Pau Claris, 97.

Related article: Bikram yoga in Barcelona.

Yogalinda

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Photo by ξωαŋ ThΦt (slowly back…) via Visualhunt

This studio adapted five yoga styles to the high temperatures of hot yoga (40.ºC): Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Yogalates (a mixture of Yoga and Pilates) and Yin Yoga. The three first ones are more dynamic than the last one, which is more relaxed. They also have Pilates Barre. If you are curious about Hot Yoga but are not sure if it suits you, the first class at Yogalinda will cost you €10 and the second is free, which makes this studio a good place to try Hot yoga for the first time without any commitment. Yogalinda is located in Poblenou.

Where: Calle Rosa Sensat 4.

Hot yoga is a growing trend but if you want to try it, know that it can be a tough experience for the first couple of classes. With time you will be able to adapt the rhythm.

About the author

Diana

Diana is a writer with a Master degree in Marketing and a degree in Sciences of Communication.

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